Horse Handicapping & Betting Guidelines

Horse Handicapping & Betting Guideline By Dennis Stagliano Professional horse race handicappers do not make hay betting favorites. What you will hear them say so often is, “I’m not getting any value for my buck”. The favorite must be considered in every horse race, but consider whether or not to bet the favorite, or pass the race entirely. When a race contains more than one strong “favorite” (the 2-3 biggest favorites near post time), I recommend keeping your money in your pocket. A recent example of this is what has been happening at Del Mar this year. If you’ve been betting the favorites, you’ve put a huge dent in, or lost your bankroll. Also, experienced Saratoga bettors know how hard it is for the favorite to win at the Spa. Knowing when the favorite is legitimate is extremely important in horse betting – but even more important, is identifying the other true

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Cleveland Browns Coaching Changes & Scheme Changes

NFL Coaching Changes and Anticipated Scheme Changes There is only one constant in the NFL, and that’s change. For the third consecutive year, 25% of the league’s teams will enter the season with different head coaches — and that doesn’t include Sean Payton, who returns to the head coaching ranks after a one-year suspension. Seven of the eight new head coaching hires are from the offensive side of the ball, emphasizing the NFL’s continued transition to an offensive-friendly environment. Only the Jacksonville Jaguars opted to hire from the defensive side of the ball (Gus Bradley). As if that weren’t enough change, consider that 27 of the league’s 64 offensive and defensive coordinators were replaced. Including the head coaching changes, 37% of the NFL’s most important coaching positions are different from a season ago. Thinking about this another way, there are only 13 teams that return the same head coach, offensive

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Chicago Bears Coaching Changes & Scheme Changes

NFL Coaching Changes and Anticipated Scheme Changes There is only one constant in the NFL, and that’s change. For the third consecutive year, 25% of the league’s teams will enter the season with different head coaches — and that doesn’t include Sean Payton, who returns to the head coaching ranks after a one-year suspension. Seven of the eight new head coaching hires are from the offensive side of the ball, emphasizing the NFL’s continued transition to an offensive-friendly environment. Only the Jacksonville Jaguars opted to hire from the defensive side of the ball (Gus Bradley). As if that weren’t enough change, consider that 27 of the league’s 64 offensive and defensive coordinators were replaced. Including the head coaching changes, 37% of the NFL’s most important coaching positions are different from a season ago. Thinking about this another way, there are only 13 teams that return the same head coach, offensive

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Carolina Panthers Coaching Changes & Scheme Changes

NFL Coaching Changes and Anticipated Scheme Changes There is only one constant in the NFL, and that’s change. For the third consecutive year, 25% of the league’s teams will enter the season with different head coaches — and that doesn’t include Sean Payton, who returns to the head coaching ranks after a one-year suspension. Seven of the eight new head coaching hires are from the offensive side of the ball, emphasizing the NFL’s continued transition to an offensive-friendly environment. Only the Jacksonville Jaguars opted to hire from the defensive side of the ball (Gus Bradley). As if that weren’t enough change, consider that 27 of the league’s 64 offensive and defensive coordinators were replaced. Including the head coaching changes, 37% of the NFL’s most important coaching positions are different from a season ago. Thinking about this another way, there are only 13 teams that return the same head coach, offensive

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Buffalo Bills Coaching Changes and Scheme Changes

Buffalo Bills Coaching Changes and Anticipated Scheme Changes There is only one constant in the NFL, and that’s change. For the third consecutive year, 25% of the league’s teams will enter the season with different head coaches — and that doesn’t include Sean Payton, who returns to the head coaching ranks after a one-year suspension. Seven of the eight new head coaching hires are from the offensive side of the ball, emphasizing the NFL’s continued transition to an offensive-friendly environment. Only the Jacksonville Jaguars opted to hire from the defensive side of the ball (Gus Bradley). As if that weren’t enough change, consider that 27 of the league’s 64 offensive and defensive coordinators were replaced. Including the head coaching changes, 37% of the NFL’s most important coaching positions are different from a season ago. Thinking about this another way, there are only 13 teams that return the same head coach,

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Baltimore Ravens Coaching Changes and Scheme Changes

NFL Coaching Changes and Anticipated Scheme Changes There is only one constant in the NFL, and that’s change. For the third consecutive year, 25% of the league’s teams will enter the season with different head coaches — and that doesn’t include Sean Payton, who returns to the head coaching ranks after a one-year suspension. Seven of the eight new head coaching hires are from the offensive side of the ball, emphasizing the NFL’s continued transition to an offensive-friendly environment. Only the Jacksonville Jaguars opted to hire from the defensive side of the ball (Gus Bradley). As if that weren’t enough change, consider that 27 of the league’s 64 offensive and defensive coordinators were replaced. Including the head coaching changes, 37% of the NFL’s most important coaching positions are different from a season ago. Thinking about this another way, there are only 13 teams that return the same head coach, offensive

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2013 NFL Players With New Digs

NFL PLAYERS WITH NEW DIGS By Dennis Stagliano The NFL season is approaching quickly, and it has been a busy off-season with a number of key players changing teams. After many successful years in New England, Wes Welker will be catching passes from Peyton Manning in Denver. The Miami Dolphins added a much needed deep threat to their passing game with the addition of Mike Wallace. The Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens made Joe Flacco the league’s highest paid player and added an elite pass rusher by signing former Bronco’s Elvis Dumervil, but the heart of their defense and leadership of Ray Lewis’ (retirement) and Ed Reed’s (departure) will be difficult void to fill. Those aren’t the only Pro Bowl defenders with new digs next season, as the Jets sold Revis Island and Darrelle Revis moved south to the Tampa Bay Bucs for a first round pick. Let’s take a look

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Lone Star Park Closing Day Special

Saturday at Lone Star Park is Closing Day and Stars of Texas Day! Don’t miss out on the last live Thoroughbred racing action of the year Saturday, July 6! Its Stars of Texas Day too, featuring four stakes races. Don’t miss it! – $100,000 TTA Sales Futurity – 5 furlongs for 2-Year-Old Fillies – $100,000 TTA Sales Futurity – 5 furlongs for 2-Year-Old Colts & Geldings – $50,000 Assault Stakes – 1 Mile for 3-Year-Olds & Up (TX Bred) – $50,000 Valor Farm Stakes – 6 furlongs for Fillies & Mares 3-Year-Olds & Up (TX Bred) Other National Stakes Races This Weekend: Sat., July 6  $500,000 United Nations Stakes (G1)  Monmouth Park Sat., July 6  $500,000 Hollywood Gold Cup (G1)  Betfair Hollywood Park Sat., July 6  $350,000 Princess Rooney Handicap (G1)  Calder Race Course Sat., July 6  $350,000 Suburban Handicap (G2)  Belmont Park Sat., July 6  $350,000 Smile Sprint Handicap (G2) 

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$248,140 Pick 6 Carryover at Belmont Park!

The Belmont Park Pick 6 Carryover pool is $248,140 and it is up for grabs WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26th! I’m amazed at how many bettors are still unaware of the new pick 6 rule created by the NYRA. New Pick 6 rule at NYRA tracks The New York Racing Association (NYRA) implemented a new Pick 6 rule a long time ago, and I’m surprised at how many times players are surprised when they hear of this change. Just in case you don’t know about it, here it is. The new rule, which has been approved by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board, is the “all-win.” The “all-win” goes into effect when the condition of the turf causes a change in the racing surface for any leg of the Pick 6, and that change is not known to the public before the closing of the Pick 6 pool. If this occurs,

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